Professor Vedi Hadiz

Professor Vedi Hadiz

Vedi Hadiz is Director and Professor of Asian Studies at the Asia Institute and an Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor International (Indonesia). He was previously Professor of Asian Societies and Politics at Murdoch University’s Asia Research Centre and Director of its Indonesia Research Programme as well as an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. Prior to this, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology of the National University of Singapore.

Professor Hadiz is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, with research interests revolving around political sociology and political economy issues, especially those related to the contradictions of development in Indonesia and Southeast Asia more broadly, and more recently, in the Middle East.

He is the author of Islamic Populism in Indonesia and the Middle East (Cambridge University Press 2016). His other books include Localising Power in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia: A Southeast Asia Perspective (Stanford University Press 2010), Workers and the State in New Order Indonesia (Routledge 1997) and (with Richard Robison) Reorganising Power in Indonesia: The Politics of Oligarchy in an Age of Markets (RoutledgeCurzon 2004,), as well as the co-edited Between Dissent and Power: The Transformation of Islamic Politics in the Middle East and Asia (Palgrave Macmillan 2014) and the edited Empire and Neoliberalism in Asia (Routledge 2004). His articles have appeared in such journals as Development and Change, New Political Economy, International Political Science Review, Democratization, Journal of Development Studies, Pacific Review, Third World Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Critical Asian Studies and Indonesia.

He has been a visiting scholar in the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) in France, the International Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands, the Centre of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Kyoto, the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi and the Department of Sociology at the University of Indonesia, where he is also an Adjunct Professor.


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